NamaQuaLand Date Daisy Tour

Overnight: Oranjerus DB&B

DAY 1
Early breakfast, then we cycle to Keimoes amongst the vineyards along the Orange River. Drive towards Kakamas & the famous Augrabies waterfall situated on the Orange River, the longest river in South Africa. Just before the Falls, the wide river flows through a narrow gorge from which it bursts explosively and plunges 65 metres into a deep pool. The churning black cauldron at the bottom of the Falls is said to contain a fortune in diamonds washed down by the river! After a light lunch, we drive to Pofadder and later we will cycle to our overnight stop Klein-Pella.

Overnight: Klein-Pella Guest House DBBL (30 km - 54km cycle)

DAY 2
After breakfast, cycle to the Orange River and then take a walk amongst 1700 date palms. Did you know that South Africa is the largest exporter of dates in the world? For the adventurous, we cycle along the Orange River, appreciating the solitude of this area!! The rest drive to collect the cyclists & continue to Pella, where we will visit the old Cathedral & have tea with the “Sisters”.

Overnight: Klein-Pella Guest House DBBL (15 - 54km)

DAY 3
Today we travel via Springbok to Kamieskroon, enroute we do a circular cycle in the Goegap Nature Reserve on a well known mountain bike trail. Have lunch in the reserve & then drive to our overnight stop.

Overnight: Guest House in Kamieskroon DBBL (22 km cycle)

DAY 4
Breakfast and then we cycle in the Namaqualand National Park (“Skilpad” Flower Reserve) Savour the closeness to nature and the absolute beauty of the surrounds. The 1000-hectare reserve is renowned as one of the best places to see flowers in Namaqualand. It catches much of the rain that blows off the sea and has magnificent flower displays even when the surrounding areas do not.

Overnight: Guest House in Kamieskroon DBBL (48 km cycle)

DAY 5
Depart early and weather dependent, we will cycle up the Kamiesberg Mountain Pass stopping for tea & scones along the way. Continue on the circular route via Arkoep through a beautiful valley. Rack bikes before the main road & drive back to Kammieskroon.

Overnight: Guest House in Kamieskroon DBBL (16 – 45 km cycle)

DAY 6
We start our return journey to Upington via Springbok, Pofadder and enjoy a delicious lunch with some local wine plus Mampoer tasting at Bazelel. Then head to Kanoneiland for our last night together!!

Overnight: Oranjerus DBBL

DAY 7
Sadly all drive home. Drop folk off at Upington airport if required.

INCLUDES
  • 7 x night’s accommodation
  • DB&B Light lunches
  • Support vehicle
  • Professional guides
  • Entrance fees- Augrabies Falls, Goegap & Skilpad Nature Reserves
  • Tea & scones at Pella Tea & scones at
  • Taaibos Lunch at Bazelel Wine + Mampoer tasting

EXCLUDES

  • Bike hire (can be arranged)
  • Return flights to Upington (can be arranged)
  • Insurance

 

 
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